IT Project Manager

Job title:  IT Project Manager

Location:  Head Office, Ringwood

About us

We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you.

We’re a family-run, privately-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing 600 people and growing all the time.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 03rd best company to work for and in 2016 we became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role

We’re looking for an IT Project Manager to lead and deliver strategic IT projects across the business, ensuring that projects are communicated and delivered to the highest standards, that they are mobilised in the right way, that the outcomes are clear, and that progress is driven to ensure that scope, time, quality, and cost targets are met on a consistent basis.

You will leverage the full capabilities of the Company’s existing software platforms including but not limited to COINS (ERP System) and DocuWare (Document Management System), as well as infrastructure technologies such as Microsoft/Office 365. 

As the Project lead you will assist the Head of IT evaluate new software platforms and infrastructure technologies, including the creation of business proposals. You will be a key part as we move towards cloud adoption and full digital transformation. 

You will influence through being a key member of relevant business steering groups, ensuring IT are a business enabler and aligned with key stakeholder’s initiatives.

Office based, hours of work are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Fridays.

About you

It’s important that you have strong knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure, with

5+ years’ demonstrable experience of managing successful IT projects. You should be familiar with Project Management, Business Analysis and Change Management tools and techniques (MS Project, MS Visio).

You will have the proven ability to manage multiple IT projects simultaneously and hold a PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent. You will be able to demonstrate the effective use of a Scrum framework with an agile mindset and thrive on developing, delivering, and sustaining complex projects. 

We seek a solutions orientated applicant with the ability to connect with all key stakeholders so you will possess a high level of interpersonal skills and stakeholder management to understand and translate technical terminology to non-technical teams, as well as existing and emerging technologies.

Joining Churchill Retirement Living at this exciting time will enable you to influence and impact our digital transportation.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 25 days + Bank Holidays
  • Company car or cash for car allowance
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Training Courses
  • Professional development

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to yourcareer@crl.co.uk quoting reference number GRP1168. Closing date is 16 June 2021.

Our Company Values TORCH: Trust/Openness/Respect/Communication/Honesty